A volunteer on the hospice’s inpatient unit has completed the first of a trio of fundraising activities for St Catherine’s, after wanting to do more to support the charity.
Seventeen-year-old Holly Keelan is going the extra mile by taking part in the St Catherine’s Moonlight and Memories Walk as well as the National Three Peaks Challenge later this year, after seeing the difference the hospice makes to patients and their families.
She said: “St Catherine’s has been a fantastic support to me, allowing me to gain valuable work experience in my career path. The work they do has inspired me to want to raise money and awareness for everything they do to help patients and families when it really matters most.
“It’s been a privilege to be able to volunteer weekly and work with the St Catherine’s team and patients, so I just want to give something back.”
Holly’s first event was a wine tasting evening at her mum’s firm, Gainsborough Flooring, which raised a wonderful £1,940.
She’s assembled a team of family and friends to take on the 10-mile Moonlight and Memories Walk on 30th June – including her 86-year-old grandma – and will conquer the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours in July; Snowdon (1085m), Scafell Pike (978m), and Ben Nevis (1345m).